Parker's Heritage Collection - 3rd Edition - Golden Anniversary (2009)
Added on Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 08:22 PM
  Bottler: Heaven Hill
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $150 Availability: Better Stores
In honor of Parker Beam's 50 years at Heaven Hill, this combines whiskey from each decade he's worked there (since the 60's). 2010 World Whiskies Awards winner "World’s Best New Release".
Member Ratings and Notes
Chris
 
N: An attractive floral rye dominated nose, light wood, cinnamon sticks.
P: Definitely leans towards the rye profile, some balancing sweetness but the wood spice then takes over.   Nice.
F: Quite long on the wood spice, a hint of cherry. 
Adam
 
Nose of candy corn, with leather and some must. Honey. After time, it opens up excellently into, well uh, I wrote "candy-caramel-yum." The palate isn't as thrilling as the nose, but for some, will be exactly what they're looking for -- it's quite "smooth" and generally a vanilla-honey number with a mild sweetness. Nicely balanced, with the oak just noticeable enough. Easy to drink with a nice, moderate chew to it. It's not a superstar or a true standout, but it's great bourbon that I like quite a bit.  B/B+ 
Sku
 
Nose:  very syrupy with maple notes.
Palate:  Comes on sweet and follows up with oak and some savory notes.
A good Bourbon but not exceptional for the price.

B/B+ 
Andy
 

n: laundry detergent

 

p:  Oatmeal and brown rice.

 

Good, but no first edition.

 
Fuji
 

Wood varnish and sealer on the nose.   Black fruits with spiced wood.  Theres hints of grass/ vegetal notes.   I wish the finish would hold on a bit longer.  I felt it dropped off too early. 

 
Ries
 

n: Baked green apple with cinnamon and caramels stuffed inside. Very rich with some vanilla frosting and oatmeal cookie dough. This nose is mouthwatering and makes you want to start tasting.

 

t: Rich caramel and baked apples (like the nose), tempered with pepper and leather. Gives way to cinnamon spice and cloves in the middle. Brown sugar and mint in the finish. This is a rich and complex bourbon with a nice savoury chew to it; something to drink neat. It's the finish that makes this a great bourbon, but the pricetag is prohibitive.

This is a bourbon to drink neat.
This is a bourbon to drink neat.
This is a bourbon to drink neat.
This is a bourbon to drink neat.

 

[B+/B]

 
Dan
 
No notes (good nose). B/B+ [10/18/13] 
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